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CREOLE BETRAYAL
JANE TOOMBS
ISBN #: 978-1-60272-510-2/ 978-1-60272-878-3
May 2009
Amber Quill Press
PO Box 265, Indian Hills, CO 80454
E-book/Paperback
$5.25/$16.50
310 Pages
Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Jurissa is beautiful and eighteen. She has been tricked into marriage by her late guardian’s relatives, so she is married to a man she does not know and is headed for a new life hundreds of miles away from her native Boston.

Leon is the son of a prominent New Orleans family. The upcoming war with Britain and the resulting blockade have caused financial difficulties for the family. His marriage to his fiancée of two years can be avoided no longer.

Trapped into marriage with a drunken brute, Jurissa has nowhere to turn. Phillip’s seasickness leaves her even more alone until she meets the handsome Leon. After the drunken Phillip falls overboard, Jurissa and Leon form a romantic relationship that ends when Jurissa finds out about Leon’s upcoming marriage. Pregnant, she struggles on with a great deal of success until Phillip comes back from the dead.

This is a melodramatic saga that will leave the reader enthralled. Jurissa is a bit naïve, but grows up rapidly. Leon takes longer and his spoiled attitude annoyed me a great deal in the beginning. The plot is full of twists and turns and excitement. The War of 1812 and Lafitte’s pirates provide a great deal of drama and excitement. The author presents early nineteenth century New Orleans from every possible viewpoint and her descriptions are particularly vivid. I really enjoyed this dramatic story.

Maura
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